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Core i5-3210M vs i5-7300U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i5-7300U is based on Kaby Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i5-7300U gets 84.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-7300U is 1.5 times faster than the i5-3210M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
806e9
Core
Ivy Bridge
Kaby Lake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.5 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/4
TDP
35 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2012
January 2017

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i5-3210M
i5-7300U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
3107 (0.79%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
12238 (42.59%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
4105 (9.12%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
4957 (24.27%)
TOTAL
19416
24406 (25.71%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-7300U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
6976 (20.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
32048 (70.71%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
10816 (23.74%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
5515 (20.20%)
TOTAL
37890
55356 (46.10%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
i5-3210M
i5-7300U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
9958 (15.88%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
15107 (70.13%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
3867 (7.84%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
4537 (31.33%)
TOTAL
24514
33469 (36.53%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-7300U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
25264 (25.20%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
40604 (103.41%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
11243 (25.84%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
5832 (26.91%)
TOTAL
53670
82943 (54.54%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i5-3210M
i5-7300U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
9854 (-2.90%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
17366 (83.02%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
3979 (4.69%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
5115 (34.62%)
TOTAL
27238
36314 (33.32%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-7300U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
25372 (26.14%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
43433 (91.75%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
10617 (18.93%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
5396 (57.48%)
TOTAL
55119
84818 (53.88%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i5-7300U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1691 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
2896 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
708 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
360 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
5655 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i5-7300U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
2816 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
4962 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1137 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1461 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
10376 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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